When warm June weather finally arrives, I can’t wait to get outside to enjoy it. And whether I’m cracking an ice-cold beer after a day of yard work or sipping a pre-dinner drink as the barbecue heats up, the perfect beverage always makes spending time outdoors even better. Of course, this year I’ve had to give up some of my favourite summer sippers since our new baby is arriving in a little over a month! So, I got to work creating some cocktails that are perfect for summer refreshment both with and without alcohol added!
My family loves tropical fruit flavours, so I decided to combine two of our favourites, strawberry and mango, to create a show-stopping daiquiri that’s tangy, sweet and perfect for a lazy afternoon relaxing on the deck. Making the virgin version of this drink is as simple as leaving out the rum, and when it’s served in stylish drinkware from Wayfair.ca, it’s pretty enough for the poshest summer brunch or evening cocktail party!
- 1½ cups fresh strawberries
- 1½ cups fresh mango
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 6 oz. rum, divided (optional)
- 3 cups crushed ice, divided
- In a blender, combine strawberries, lime juice, half of rum and half of crushed ice. Blend until smooth and pour into four glasses until half full.
- Rinse blender jug well and combine mango, orange juice, remaining rum and remaining crushed ice. Blend until smooth and pour over strawberry mixture.
- Garnish with sliced fruit and serve immediately.
One of my favourite things about this daiquiri is that it’s full of fruity flavour without being too sugary. I actually don’t drink fruit-based cocktails very often because the added sugar syrup makes the drink overwhelmingly sweet after just a few sips. Since all the sweetness in this daiquiri comes from the fruit and juice, it’s tangy and refreshing to the last drop.
And best of all, customizing the drink with different types of fruit couldn’t be easier! I decided to make my Strawberry Mango Daiquiri because I had some ripe mangoes just begging to be used, but my original plan had actually been to create a Strawberry Kiwi Daiquiri instead! Banana, pineapple, passion fruit or even coconut milk would all be delicious choices for this fun layered beverage, so experiment a little and see which one your family likes best!
Looking for more delicious drinks to kick off your summer celebrations? Check out my Sparkling Grape Lemonade! It’s not only a favourite in our house, it’s the most popular drink recipe on the website! And if you try a different variation of this dreamy daiquiri, let me know what you thought. Add in tableware and accessories from Wayfair.ca and you’ll be ready to embrace summer to its fullest!